Two toddlers, aged two and five, have allegedly been abducted by a yet to be identified lady, described as an apprentice to their mother.
The apprentice is said to have just spent four days at the hair dressing salon owned by the kids’ mother in the densely populated Ajegunle area of Lagos
Apprehension set in at about 2p.m. Saturday, after the kids’mother, Mrs. Emeka, suddenly discovered that her children were not in the shop. On enquiry, she was informed that the children were seen with her apprentice, earlier with a plate, apparently going to buy food from a food vendor.
However, after waiting endlessly for their return, Mrs. Emeka raised alarm, during which searches were conducted on the local food vendors in the vicinity, without any sign of her children or the apprentice.
The apprentice could not be contacted as her telephone number and house address were reportedly not taken on resumption at the salon.
When Vanguard visited the house located on Cemetery Street, yesterday, the parents of the missing children were not at home as they were said to have gone out in search of their children.
However, the couple’s relation, who gave his name simply as Ekene, said: “We received a call yesterday that my brothers’ children were missing, because it was late I had to come first thing this morning. Since I came I haven’t seen my brother or his wife.
“I have called them severally, their phones are ringing, but they are not receiving their calls. I pray that the children are found unharmed,” he added.
Vanguard gathered that the case had been reported at Ajeromi Police division.
It will be recalled that two similar incidents occurred in the area in September and December last year.
The first was September when a 25-year-old apprentice, identified simply as Ayomide, abducted her boss’s two-year-old son, David Ushie.
While the second incident was in December when the Obazuayes discovered that that their three-year-old son, Olarenwaju Obazuaye was abducted by unknown persons in front of their house, 5 Ladipo Street, Ajegunle, Apapa, Lagos.